Avast Ye flea-bitten Scallywags! 'Tis time to put on your eye patch, shout "Arrrgh!" and celebrate -- for today is "International Talk Like A Pirate Day!"
The decade old tradition was started one afternoon by two friends playing a very un-pirate-like game of racket ball. "By the time our hour on the court was over, we realized that lapsing into pirate lingo had made the game more fun and the time pass more quickly," says scurvy dogs John Baur and Mark Summers, "We decided then and there that what the world really needed was a new holiday, Talk Like A Pirate Day."
The duo never expected their idea to take off, but years later people celebrate the day around the world, dressing up, playing games, attending events and more.
If you're celebrating the day, tell us, or send us a picture -- or we'll make ye walk the plank! (Okay we really won't make you walk the plank. I mean, do you know how much a plank costs these days?)
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